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Mount St Helens

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Mount St Helens is a modern day epic tale. The volcano boasts more than 200 miles of trails, allowing access to a fascinating landscape marked by gorgeous summer wildflowers, young forests, new lakes, huge mounds of ash and rock and a growing volcanic crater rimmed by the state’s newest glacier.  Amazing! There are many hikes… Read more »

Indian Heaven Wilderness Area

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Indian Heaven Wilderness is 20,600 acres of broad, rolling country, straddling the crest of the Cascade Range with subalpine meadows and 175 small lakes.  Indian Heaven offers visitors wildlife and panoramic views, as well as wildflowers and huckleberries, in season.  Created in 1984 as part of the Washington Wilderness Bill and located between Mt. Adams… Read more »

Hiking Through The Old Orchards

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Once upon a time, many years ago, tucked away in the forest above the wedding lawns at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins there was a bountiful apple orchard.  The orchard was owned by a sweet old man who was very proud of his apples.  For decades he harvested his apples and everyone in the Gorge marveled… Read more »

A Day of Hiking at Lava Canyon and the Ape Caves

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Breakfast is over, your belly is full and you are ready for some fun! Lace up your hiking boots, grab your sunscreen, plenty of water and get going! You’ve got caves and trails to explore. If you’re seeking a thrilling hike, look no further than Lava Canyon. Starting on a paved interpretive trail, the hike… Read more »

Gifford Pinchot National Forest – See It!

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States and is located in Southwest Washington State. Home to over 1,368,300 acres of beautiful views makes visiting the forest one of the best decisions ever! Your trip to Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins will most likely not afford you the… Read more »

You Can See What From Where?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Larch Mountain. No, not Large Mountain – Larch Mountain! You know the 14 mile drive off of Historic Highway 30? WHAT? You’ve never been there? Well, have I got a treat for you! Larch Mountain is actually an extinct volcano. We have a couple of those around here. This particular peak can be reached on… Read more »

Doggone Dog Mountain!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alright you mighty hiker-warriors!  It is time to get your hike on.  Dog Mountain is one of the premier wild flower viewing places in the entire Columbia Gorge and is just a short drive from our property. Allow me to paint a picture for you:  You arrive at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins after a long… Read more »

Explore Our Columbia River Gorge Trails : #93 on the list of 101 Things to Do

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

  Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is nestled on 3.2 acres in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.  There are literally hundreds of trails and hikes in the immediate area for every skill level.  But did you know we have our own trail system on our property?  OK, OK, trail system might be a little… Read more »

Falls Creek Falls

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

I don’t name them – but I sure do love hiking them!  The latest being Falls Creek Falls.  An easy drive north of Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins on Wind River Road brings you face to face with your next magical discovery. I ventured out mid-afternoon in search of this highly touted waterfall.  What makes a… Read more »

Beacon Rock Hike

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

When spending time at our Columbia River Gorge cabins there are a few places that make the list of things you have to do or see.  Beacon Rock is on that list.  Not because it is secluded, romantic, a mysterious place, unknown or even obscure.  No, Beacon Rock is the upside-down, blown right out of… Read more »

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